Paula Pasche of the Oakland Press reports that John Madsen said he requested the Lions to release him.
- Kole Heckendorf, who the Lions released earlier this week, was quickly claimed by the Seahawks.
- Daniel Loper has signed with the Raiders.
- Philip Zaroo has a recap of the OTA from Thursday.
- Matthew Stafford apparently made an awesome throw to Nate Burleson during the OTA.
- Caleb Campbell missed Thursday's OTA because he hasn't been completely cleared to play football by the Army just yet.
- Jake Nordin is now working out at fullback.
- Daniel Bullocks wants to return from his injury and be a starter for the Lions.
- The Lions' secondary has had a lot of different faces in the last decade.
- Landon Cohen is ready to battle Ndamukong Suh for a starting spot. Obviously his chances of beating Suh out don't seem very good, but at least he's got the right attitude about it.
- The homes of Jim Schwartz and Kyle Vanden Bosch weren't damaged during the flood in Nashville.
- John Niyo has a recap of Jim Schwartz's recent appearance on Scott Van Pelt's radio show.
- Rumors came out this week that Albert Haynesworth could be traded to the Vikings, but that deal isn't going to happen, according to Judd Zulgad.